Q: Teddy's Behavior?

December 24, 2010 | By Ches21 | 1 answer | Expired: 1862 days ago


Teddy is my 18 year old tordisshell cat Teddy recently decided to get very aggressive when I make my bed. If Teddy is on my bed and I try and move her now she hisses and growls at me for moving her and even swipes her paws at me. She always growled when I moved her off the bed but she has never hissed and tried to scratch and bite me before when I try to move her off of my bed. This is strange Behavior for Teddy so does anyone know why she is acting this way?

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Michele Z.

Dec 24, 2010

There could be a number of reasons for Teddy's recent "aggressive" behavior. Since she is a senior (18 years old--wow), she may simply not want to be bothered. BUT, it is possible that she has some type of pain or undiagnosed medical condition that is making her respond aggressively. Yes--this means you should have her examined by your vet to determine if there is an underlying medical problem for her recent aggressiveness.

Teddy could also have early (or "not-so-early" at age 18) signs of dementia. Either way, a vet exam is the best way to find out if Teddy has an undiagnosed problem.

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